(Closed) To the brides that never had that \"moment\"

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

I actually asked my consultant about this.  I asked her how many brides she’s seen cry over their dress.  She said in the 5 years she’d been at the boutique, she’s only seen one woman cry.  That made me feel SO much better because I wasn’t even close to crying when I found my dress.  I was elated and felt absolutely beautiful, but even as I looked at myself in the mirror, I wasn’t like, “Yes, this is the ONLY dress I could ever love.”  But I still got it because I absolutely loved it and didn’t see the point in shopping around.  In hindsight, I kind of wish I had only because it was the first place I went and my mom expressed regret about not being able to draw the experience out a bit.  But meh.  If I had found multiple dresses I had loved, it would have made everything really tricky.

Post # 32
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I wasn’t surprised that I didn’t have “the moment” because I’ve never really gotten emotional over things like that. I feel like it’s easier to walk away when you don’t get too emotionally attached just in case the sale doesn’t work out. (Like car purchases and the “dream home”.)

The closest thing to “the moment” for me was when I tried a dress that looked ridiculous and horrible in the bag but ended up being the most flattering dress I had tried. I was surprised at how good it looked and said, “Yup, ok. This one.”

Post # 33
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I didn’t have a big emotional moment because of the dress. I basically found one that looked decent on me, and I kind of had an idea of what I wanted [a big ball gown]. Once I found one, that was pretty much it.

I DID however totally ball my eyes out when the sales lady at davids bridal handed me to the bell to “make a wish”. Yeah. I lost it. Had nothing to do with the dress, though.

Post # 34
1678 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Lbward6:  i didnt cry…i just loved it and felt so good in it…and could picture it on my wedding day because it was everything i wanted. my mom hated it so that kind of took away from the joy of choosing a dress lol

Post # 35
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

Considering that I went to seven stores (including four on the day I ended up finding my dress!), I definitely don’t regret shopping more! I was actually kinda over shopping before I hit up the final store of the day. I also didn’t cry when I found my dress. I knew I loved it from the moment I put it on and grew on on my as I wore it – then when I realized my bestie and I were both comparing all the other dresses I was trying on that day to that one, I knew it was THE ONE. We went back and purchased it and I felt nothing but glee and excitement.

Post # 36
1095 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I haven’t had the moment yet, but i am also not done shopping.

I am approaching dress shopping in a very pragmatic way. I don’t think I will every have goosebumps- start crying/etc 🙂


Post # 37
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Lbward6:  I have the complete opposite problem in that I have had that moment in too many dresses! I wear one and think “yes!” and then I put another one on and think, “this is it!” and then 2 days later I will go somewhere else just to see, and put another dress on and think, “I’ve found the one!” until I go to another shop a couple of hours later and think “no, it’s this one!”…

It’s exhausting! As you can probably tell, I haven’t found my dress yet. It’s like choosing between lots of gorgeous boyfriends that are all telling you that you’re amazing!


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